Weather Data for Marine and Ocean

Provides historic, current, and forecast weather data for energy and power globally.


A data block that provides historic, current and forecast data for the ocean and marine sectors through the Meteomatics Weather API. These datasets are available worldwide starting with 1979.

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Meteomatics - Wave Height Map
Meteomatics - Wave Height Map

Technical information

Compatible blocks

  • NetCDF → GeoTIFF Conversion

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Dataset information

Spatial resolutionTo avoid reaching the query limit provided by the Meteomatics Weather API, the spatial resolution (in decimal degrees) for retrieving the time series of a weather parameter will be set based on the AOI size. The minimum resolution is 90 m (0.001 decimal degrees):
0.001 decimal degrees (AOI < 100 km2)
0.01 decimal degrees (AOI 100 - 10000 km2)
0.1 decimal degrees (AOI 10000 - 100000 km2)
1 decimal degree (AOI > 100000 km2)
Dataset typeOptical and radar
Satellite sensorsThe dataset is a satellite composite that merges images acquired by the following geostationary sensors:
Himawari 8
Meteosat 8
Meteosat 11
Meteosat MSG
For more information, see Satellite Imagery.
Revisit frequencysub-hourly
Data availabilityHistorical data: starting with 1979
Forecast data: up until 2100
Global weather forecasting modelmix
File formatNetCDF
Bit depth per pixel64-bit (float)
Coordinate systemEPSG:4326
Can be reused in an UP42 workflowNo


The AOI must be minimum 0.01 km2.

Weather and climate parameters

VariableMeteomatics nameExample
Mean direction total swellmean_direction_total_swell:dmean_direction_total_swell:d
Wave heightmax_individual_wave_height:mmax_individual_wave_height:m
Mean wind waves directionmean_direction_wind_waves:dmean_direction_wind_waves:d
Mean period total swellmean_period_total_swell:smean_period_total_swell:s
Mean wave periodmean_period_wind_waves:smean_period_wind_waves:s
Mean wave direction – 1stmean_wave_direction_first_swell:dmean_wave_direction_first_swell:d
Mean wave direction – 2ndmean_wave_direction_second_swell:dmean_wave_direction_second_swell:d
Mean wave direction – 3rdmean_wave_direction_third_swell:dmean_wave_direction_third_swell:d
Mean wave periodmean_wave_period:smean_wave_period:s
Frequency moment of the total swell (first)mean_wave_period_first_moment:smean_wave_period_first_moment:s
Frequency moment of the total swell (second)mean_wave_period_second_moment:smean_wave_period_second_moment:s
Significant height of total swell not influenced by local windsignificant_height_total_swell:msignificant_height_total_swell:m
Significant height of waves under influence of the local windsignificant_height_wind_waves:msignificant_height_wind_waves:m
Significant wave height for the first most energetic partition of the swellsignificant_wave_height_first_swell:msignificant_wave_height_first_swell:m
Significant wave height for the second most energetic partition of the swellsignificant_wave_height_second_swell:msignificant_wave_height_second_swell:m
Significant wave height for the third most energetic partition of the swellsignificant_wave_height_third_swell:msignificant_wave_height_third_swell:m
Stokes Speedstokes_drift_speed:stokes_drift_speed:ms
Stokes Directionstokes_drift_dir:dstokes_drift_dir:d
Stokes drift and speed Ustokes_drift_speed_u:stokes_drift_speed_u:ms
Stokes drift and speed Vstokes_drift_speed_v:stokes_drift_speed_v:kmh
Ocean current speedocean_current_speed:ocean_current_speed:kmh
Ocean current directionocean_current_direction:docean_current_direction:d
Ocean current Uocean_current_u:ocean_current_u_2m:kmh
Ocean current Vocean_current_v:ocean_current_v_2m:kn
Ocean current speed – submarine levelocean_current_speed_:ocean_current_speed_20m:km
Ocean current direction – submarine levelocean_current_direction_:docean_current_direction_50m:d
Ocean current speed and direction U – at various levelsocean_current_u_:ocean_current_u_15m:kn
Ocean current speed and direction V – at various levelsocean_current_v_:ocean_current_v_15m:kmh
Water temperaturewater_temperature:Cwater_temperature:C
Water salinitysalinity:psusalinity:psu
Ocean depthocean_depth:ocean_depth:m

For a complete list, see Marine Parameters.

How it works

Supported JSON parametersDefault valueMinMaxExamples
time"2020-01-01T00:00:00+00:00/2021-12-31T23:59:59+00:00"19792100"time": "2020-01-01T00:00:00+00:00/2021-12-31T23:59:59+00:00"
variables["significant_wave_height:m", "peak_wave_period:s", "mean_wave_direction:d"]n.a.n.a."variables": ["mean_direction_total_swell:d","significant_height_wind_waves:m,"max_individual_wave_height:m"]
time_seriesnull19792100"time_series": ["2021-03-31T00:00:00+00:00/2021-04-01T00:00:00+00:00", "2021-04-30T00:00:00+00:00/2021-05-01T00:00:00+00:00" ]
time_interval31-"time_interval": 6
bbox/intersectsnull0.01 km2n.a.Please check the examples from the JSON parameters.


It is not possible to run a test query in the job configuration window. The length of the forecasting period and the spatial resolution depend on the model from which the requested parameters originate.


Example of a workflow created with the data block Weather Data for Marine and Ocean:


Example of a workflow created with the data block Weather Data for Marine and Ocean and the processing block NetCDF-->GeoTIFF Conversion:




To know more please check the block capabilities specifications.